|Date:||Saturday, July 14 - Sunday, July 15|
|Time:||11:00 am - 10:00 pm|
|Location:|| Belmont & Damen, Roscoe Village
2000 W Belmont Ave.
|Beneficiary:||Roscoe Village Chamber of Commerce|
Flippin’ hot! July is about to get a few degrees hotter than normal when some of Chicago’s finest burger emporiums and restaurants fire up their grills at this year’s Roscoe Village Burger Fest. Add to that a rockin’ music on two stages and summer is gonna be sizzling.
In addition to mouth-watering patties and great music on two stages, there’s also a popular “Kids’ Zone” activity area as well arts & craft vendors. Visitors will also have the opportunity to vote for their favorite Chicago burger.
A $10 suggested donation benefits the Roscoe Village Chamber of Commerce.
Main Stage Entertainment
12:15pm - The Threads
1:45pm - The Fifth Star Band
3:30pm - Vinyl Theatre
5:00pm - Michael McDermott
7:00pm - Swizzle Tree
8:35pm - Lucky Boys Confusion
12:15pm - The Flat Cats
2:15pm - The Fox & The Hounds
4:00pm - The Bishop's Daredevil Stunt Club
6:00pm - AM Taxi
8:15pm - Big Suit (Talking Heads Tribute)
Damen Stage Entertainment
12:00pm - One Hot Mess
2:00pm - Don't Speak (No Doubt Tribute)
4:00pm - Breakfast Club
6:00pm - PurpleXperience (World's Best Prince Tribute Show!)
8:00pm - 16 Candles
12:00pm - School of Rock
1:30pm - Rosie & the Rivets
3:30pm - Hello Weekend
5:30pm - Rod Tuffcurls
7:45pm - One Night Band
2018 Participating Burger Vendors
This Chicago outpost of this acclaimed New York City-based burger chain opened on Lincoln Avenue at Roscoe in 2016. Now boasting more than 50 locations in both the U.S. and abroad, Bareburger's claim-to-fame is its patties made from free-range organic meats. They also have an extensive offering of all-natural sides plus beers, wines and shakes. Beyond beef, their burger offerings include bison, lamb, elk, duck, turkey and, of course, vegetarian.
NEW! Big Bob & Fritzy's www.bigbobandfritzys.com
This Lincoln Park fast food emporium on Armitage does it all: burgers, hot dogs, shakes and more. But at the top of the customer favorite list is their "Build Your Own Big Bob Burger" with choices that include turkey, chicken, veggie and Angus chuck with nearly two dozen topping choices.
Billy Goat Tavern www.billygoattavern.com
Legendary is an understatement for this burger emporium that was "born" in Chicago in 1934 by Greek immigrant William "Billy Goat" Sianis. From "Saturday Night Live" to movies to the Chicago Cubs' now thankfully removed curse, Billy Goat has been an iconic fixture in American pop culture. In 2018 they make their second appearance at Burger Fest. And, of course, so will offerings beyond their legendary "Cheezborger!"
Butcher & the Burger www.butcherandtheburger.com
A "Dash of Old-Fashion Butcher Shop With a Pinch of Culinary Artistry" is how this bustling Armitage Avenue eatery that returns to Burger Fest for its seventh year describes itself. It's an equally perfect characterization of their offerings. From breakfast sandwiches to pork, salmon and bison burgers, B&B takes pride in their eclectic menu. Then there is their spices, toppings and bun selections. B & B mixes both gourmet and traditional burger fare at this acclaimed patty emporium.
NEW! Byron's Hot Dogs
Don't be misled by the name! Family-owned-and operated, Byron's (with locations on Irving Park Rd. and on Lawrence Ave.) has been a Chicago fixture since 1975 with (trust us!) mind-boggling offerings far beyond franks. More than a dozen juicy burgers are on the menu. They include everything from double and triple cheeseburgers to veggie, turkey and steak patties.
D.S. Tequila Company www.dstequila.com
This Tex-Mex party spot on North Halsted touts itself as fun destination, and with their burgers, tacos and premium tequila concoctions, who can argue!? Their prime beef (and veggie) patties feature spicy and exotic ingredients well beyond traditional burger (and side) fare.
Located in Printer's Row, this popular South Loop "hops & hamburgers" pub (formerly Hackney's) re-opened with the Hax name in 2017. From patties and other sandwiches to incredible fries, the Hackney family has owned their eponymous restaurants for four generations. Horseradish cheese, guacamole, fried onion and applewood-smoked bacon are just a few of their tasty burger toppings.
NEW! Kuma's Corner www.kumascorner.com
Back for its second year, the iconic Kuma's opened in 2005 with its flagship location on Belmont and Francisco in the Avondale neighborhood just west of Roscoe Village. The popular (and sometimes raucous) food, music and drinking emporium now has four other Chicagoland locations, plus one in Indianapolis. Part of Kuma’s fandom (in addition to its heavy-metal atmosphere) is an offering of more than a dozen mouth-watering burgers including (what else?) the Led Zeppelin, the Metallica, the Pantera, the Slayer, the Mastodon and their eponymous Famous Kuma patty.
Mrs. Murphy & Sons www.irishbistro.com
This cozy Lincoln Avenue eatery in the North Center neighborhood has been a loyal and popular Burger Fest fixture for years. Open since 2005, they have a long tradition of hospitality. The brainchild of the late Jim Murphy, owner of the legendary Wrigleyville bar Murphy's Bleachers, this family-owned restaurant brings contemporary Irish, British and Scottish cuisine (including burgers!) to an authentic Dublin bistro setting.
Reggies Chicago www.reggieslive.com
This South Loop entertainment emporium, a popular Burger Fest mainstay, does it all: from food and cocktails to music and concerts. On Reggies' food front, burgers take center stage. Among their patty offerings (all made from Angus beef and cooked on an open-flame, wood-fired grill) are: BBQ Bacon, Texas Jalapeno, Chorizo and Mushroom Swiss burgers. Add to that their tasty hand-cut fries, and Reggies is proud to make yet another tasty Burger Fest appearance.
Select Cut Steakhouse www.selectcut.com
Select Cut has been a proud Burger Fest vendor from Day One. Located on Halsted Street near Diversey, they have a well-deserved reputation as a friendly, casual neighborhood eatery known for its top quality steaks and burgers. This includes both their award-winning steak burger and tasty namesake "Select Cut" burger. Seafood, ribs and more are also on their menu. Family-owned and operated, the owners take pride in making sure every customer is pleasantly pleased with their broad menu offerings.
Back for its third year at Burger Fest, this gourmet burger emporium on North Western Avenue has quite the following. The hubby-wife team of Ivan and Veronica Resendiz have a whopping 20-plus truly exotic burgers on the menu. Massive patties and great toppings is the way many customers describe VPT's lineup that includes their Santa Fe, Pepito, Backyard BBQ, Gouda, Capone, Pizza and Black Hawk burgers. VPT has also earned both media and customer buzz for its offerings of deep fried burgers.
About the Beneficiary: Roscoe Village Chamber of Commerce
Since 1996, the Roscoe Village Chamber of Commerce has been working for Roscoe Village businesses. The Chamber is dedicated to providing leadership to help create the best possible place in which to operate a business, while enhancing the region as desirable place to live, work, and visit. The RVCC is a unique Chamber surrounded by 5000 residential residents. There are over 250 businesses in Roscoe Village boarded by Western, Diversey, Ravenswood, and Addison. Through a variety of programs the RVCC works to positively impact the economic vitality and enhance the quality of life in the Village while supporting the growth of Chamber Member businesses. Visit www.rvcc.biz for more information.
Marketing & Sponsorship Opportunities
Scroll down to apply online! Applying online is an easy and convenient way to become part of this festival! Paper applications are available at the end. Burger vendors are on an invite only basis -- if you're interesting in participating as a burger vendor, please reach out to email@example.com.